Samantha Hurst

Onfido Renews Partnership With European Challenger Bank bunq to Provide Users With Trusted Identity Verification Onboarding Experience

Onfido, a global identity verification provider, announced on Thursday it has extended its partnership with European challenger bank bunq to offer users with a trusted identity verification onboarding experience. The duo further explained: “Onfido’s identity verification solution enables secure and simple onboarding for bunq users…. Read More

UK Fintech Curve Expands Wearable Offering By Forming Partnerships With Garmin, Fitbit, & Sony’s Wena Pay

Curve, a banking platform that consolidates multiple cards and accounts into one smart card and even smarter app, announced on Thursday it has expanded its wearables offering by partnering with Garmin, Fitbit and Sony’s Wena pay. According to Curve, the partnerships enable wearable users to… Read More

Mexico-Based Challenger Bank albo Adds $19 Million Through Extended Series A Funding Round; Brings Total Amount to $26 Million

albo, a Mexico-based challenger bank that offers consumers digital accounts with prepaid Mastercards for receiving, transferring, and spending, announced on Thursday it raised an additional $19 million through its extended Series A funding round, bringing the total amount series through the investment round to $26… Read More

Crypto Trading Platform PrimeXBT Announces Launch of Telegram Bot for Traders

Cryptocurrency trading platform PrimeXBT announced on Thursday the launch of its new Telegram bot, which is designed to provide traders with the up-to-the-minute market and position data. PrimeXBT claims that this is a first-of-its-kind tool among cryptocurrency exchanges. “PrimeXBT has become the first trading platform… Read More

Northwestern University Teams Up With Trilogy Education to Launch Fintech Boot Camp in Chicago

Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies announced on Thursday it is teaming up with Trilogy Education, a leading workforce accelerator, for a new fintech boot camp that will take place in Chicago. According to Northwest, the Northwestern FinTech Boot Camp offers professionals the opportunity to acquire… Read More

U.S. Online Small Business Lender Camino Financial Raises $8 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Crédito Real

Camino Financial, a U.S.-based online small business lender, announced on Wednesday it raised $8 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Crédito Real. Founded in 2014, Camino Financial offers business loans and solutions to help small businesses grow. The platform further… Read More

Chinese Fintech WeLab Secures $156 Million Through Series C Financing Round

Chinese fintech WeLab announced on Thursday it secured $156 million through its Series C funding round. According to WeLab, the investment attracted new investors, as well as five existing investors including Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund and China Construction Bank. Founded in 2013, WeLab claims… Read More

Global Property Investment Platform Bricksave Now Seeking £600,000 in Funding on Seedrs

Bricksave, a UK-based property investment platform, has launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. The company is currently seeking £600,000 in funding while offering 13.03% in equity at a £4,004,000 pre-money valuation. Founded in 2015, Bricksave provides individuals direct access to institutional-grade real estate investments…. Read More

U.S. Fintech Brex Secures $200 Million Through Debt Capital Raise

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U.S. fintech Brex announced on Wednesday it secured $200 million through its latest debt capital raise to continue the rapid expansion of its e-commerce product. The capital reportedly comes in the form of a warehouse line of credit from Credit Suisse, backed by Brex’s corporate… Read More

Update: Mrs Wordsmith’s Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Nears £1.2 Million in Funding During the Final Days on Crowdcube

Mrs Wordsmith, a UK-based educational publishing and gaming company, is now nearing £1.2 million in funding through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The round, which is set to close next week, originally sought to raise £1 million. The company is offering 3.16% in equity… Read More

OKEx Forms New Partnership With Blockchain-Based E-Contract Platform FirmaChain

OKEx, a Malta-based digital assets exchange, announced on Wednesday it has formed a new partnership with blockchain-based e-contract platform FirmaChain. OKEx reported that through the collaboration, customers may now use OKEx’s global utility token, OKB, for purchases on FirmaChain’s platform. FirmaChain’s FCT token will also… Read More

Trade Ledger Announces New Collaboration with Mambu to Accelerate Mid-Market Commercial Lending

Trade Ledger, a UK-based specialist mid-market Lending-as-a-Service platform for banks and alternative finance providers, announced on Wednesday it has formed a new partnership with Mambu in order to accelerate mid-market commercial lending. Trade Ledger reported it will overlay its platform on the Mambu cloud banking… Read More

Global Payments Tech Provider Nuvei Secures $270 Million Through Equity Financing; Brings Valuation to $2 Billion

Nuvei, a global payment technology provider based in Canada, announced on Wednesday it secured $270 million in common equity financing, valuing the company at $2 billion. Nuvei reported that the investment comes primarily from its existing shareholders, which includes Canadian private equity firm Novacap, supported… Read More

Visa Partners With MFS Africa To Bring Digital Payments to More Consumers & Businesses Across Africa

Visa announced on Wednesday it is teaming up with pan-African fintech MFS Africa to help bring digital payments to more consumers and businesses throughout Africa. The duo reported that MFS Africa, which connects through one API more than 180 million mobile wallets on the continent,… Read More

Mastercard & Doconomy Announces Extension of Collaboration to Combat Climate Change

Credit card giant Mastercard and fintech startup Doconomy announced on Tuesday they have extended their collaboration in order to combat climate change. The extension allows the ability for any Mastercard issuer to offer their cardholder the ability to track and understand their carbon footprint based… Read More

UK Crypto Brokerage CoinBurp Now Seeking £300,000 in Funding Through Crowdcube Round

CoinBurp, a UK-based crypto brokerage, is now seeking £300,000 through its new equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. Founded in 2018, CoinBurp claims to be one of the largest crypto brokerages in the UK, with a turnover of £100 million. “CoinBurp’s mission is to create a… Read More

Online Private Market Ratings & Analytics Provider KingsCrowd Announces Acquisition of Newchip’s Aggregator Platform

KingsCrowd, a ratings and analytics provider for the online private markets sector, as well as the “Morningstar of equity crowdfunding,” announced on Tuesday it has purchased Newchip’s aggregator app and platform technology. As previously reported, KingsCrowd wants to provide the first viable research and analytics… Read More

Sensely Joins Plug and Play Japan’s Insurtech Accelerator Program

Sensely, a U.S. startup that has created avatar and chatbot-based platforms to assist insurance plan members and patients with insurance services and healthcare resources, announced on Tuesday it has been selected for the next batch of Plug and Play’s Insurtech program in Japan. According to… Read More

Biz2Credit’s Latest Small Business Lending Index Reveals: Big Banks’ Small Business Loan Approvals Continue to Rise By Reaching New Record High in November 2019

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Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday the release of its latest Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, which revealed that the approval percentage fo small business loan applications at big banks (which are $10 billion+ in assets) inched up one-tenth of a percent to reach 28.1% in November… Read More

BitPay Rolls Out Stablecoin Payments for Merchants & Consumers

Global blockchain payments provider BitPay announced on Tuesday it the rollout of stablecoin payments for merchants and consumers. BitPay reported that it now supports payment acceptance and settlement in any of three popular volatility-free stablecoins, Circle’s USD Coin (USDC), the Gemini Dollar (GUSD) and Paxos… Read More

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